17 November | 18:04
Famous former footballer of the national team of Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie lost 7 million pounds on betting exchanges.
40-year-old Gillespie retired from playing two years ago, he played in such British clubs as “Manchester United”, “Newcastle”, “Blackburn”, “Leicester”, “Wigan”, “Sheffield United”.
Keith Gillespie has admitted that playing for money began with Manchester United mentor Alex Ferguson, who personally asked him to run to the bookmaker and make a couple of bets. This coach has written a young mentee tip.
According to estimates the Northern Irishman, for the period of performances in the team of Manchester United he lost about 60 thousand pounds, in “Newcastle” — 1.1 million, and most of all the player pulled during a career in England with Blackburn — 3.5 million, reports delfi.
According to Gillespie, who played for the national team Northern Ireland 86 matches, put it on many sports, including the popular UK horse and Greyhound racing. Five years ago, Gillespie was declared bankrupt. In 2013 he released the book “How not to become a football millionaire”.
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